Well it's getting hot in the USA or at least here in Arizona!
We here, at Altered Pages, have partnered with Foundations Décor for the month of June. Here is a little (ha-ha) project! Actually it's a fairly large piece but easy to put together and super fun to decorate! Just in time for your 4th of July celebrations
A beginning selection of products
I started this one by covering one side with scrapbook paper (found here) and then I used an acrylic paint wash over wood, let that sit for a minute and wipe off with wet rag or baby wipes. Gives a nice "stained" appearance (see other pieces below, done with acrylic wash / watered down acrylic)
This is done in a red wash (kinda looks pink but it IS red)
Here, I have covered the front of the red star in some patriotic scrapbook paper. I have also added the red edge strip to the main block.
Here is the acrylic stain method on the smaller star. I love how the grain detail came out!
I actually just received a music sheet, for the Star Spangled Banner, in the mail. PERFECT for this piece. A little accent done around the edges of the words and on the corners of the star, done with red glitter glue.
I finished, by painting the letters USA in red, white and blue. The white didn't stand out much so I used some small plastic stars, from my stash, to bring it forward a bit. I painted the star pieces gold and glued everything together. I added some dimensional gold stars and glitter glue to the large star as well. I wanted that piece pretty plain as if you are going to use all the picture holders in the piece, you'd cover some of this star with a picture.
There are several ways you can do this project as the pieces can be arranged however you want. This one would work with the main piece standing on the small end (taller) and the USA lettering going downward and your picture holders come out one side and the stars mounted on the other side or on top, bottom... The possibilities are many, with these kits.
Thanks for looking! This was so much fun and just right for the 4th of July celebrations!
Jen R (Dog-Ma Studio)